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:: Spotlight :: Model Profile - Terese Phillips

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

Terese Phillips is 33-years-old and resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She holds a degree in Criminology from New Mexico State University and speaks four languages (three fluently). She has a unique, glamorous look, well suited to the pin-up and burlesque styles, but very versatile in her shots. She became Facebook's Miss Social in February 2011 and went on to become Miss Facebook International for 2012.

Terese is very entrepreneurial and keen to expand herself through social media. She is at the top of her game as a bikini, glamour model and looks set to further her career into other fields. Therefore, it is appropriate to feature Terese in our profile series.

Q & A

Q. What is your family background?

A. Mixed (Spanish/Dutch) My mum is Spanish and my father is Dutch.

Q. Did you grow up in your early teens wanting to be a model?

A. I began modelling very young, I was about 10 and I immediately loved it. I knew the first time I walked a runway and had my photo snapped that I would love this industry forever.

Q. What have you discovered /learnt from the modelling scene?

A. I have learned so much over the years but the biggest lesson learned is that you must be extremely willing to move around a lot and not set down any permanent roots until you are no longer in the business. There is always a great deal to see while travelling.

Q. Career highlights to date?

A. Some of the titles I hold -
Miss Facebook International 2012-13 (Newly crowned)
Miss Social Network's Miss February 2011
Miss Boost Bunny-Miss February 2011 (Nationally published)
Miss Bikini International-Miss September 2012
Vitrix Model Team's Miss December 2011 finalist(full photo gallery @ )

Q. Favourite hobbies?

A. I love to travel but when I am home, I am always engaged in some workout activity such as walking, running or weight training.

Q. Favourite music?

A. I am pretty versatile. I have something in each genre that interests me but I find myself most attracted to Alternative, Hip Hop and Dubstep.

Q. Favourite films?

A. Wow, there are a few! The Shining, Role Models, Austin Powers and Twelve are amongst my top faves.

Q. What is your fashion sense?

A. I am very much a girly girl! I love heels so I wear them with just about everything. My favourite designers are Calvin Klein, Ann Taylor and Versace.

Q. Beauty tips?

A. I wear almost NO make-up when I am not shooting. I also keep my entire body moisturized with pure aloe vera gel and drink 1.5 gallons of distilled water daily.

Q. Advice for young girls aspiring to be models?

A. I think the best advice I can give new girls is not to spend a fortune having a portfolio developed prior to entering the business. Have a friend snap some simple photos of you (no make up, fancy hair style or flash clothing) and present them to agencies, scouts, photographers etc…If you have a “look” you will get noticed immediately.

Q. Do you think a man should treat a woman like he does his car?

A. No! God no. I think a man should treat a woman BETTER than he treats his car. If he values his car, he will take excellent care of it but if he values his woman, he will see that she receives excellent care as well!

Q. Favourite place visited?

A. Bali

Q. Do you have a role model/s?

A. I have had many throughout my life. I think some of the biggest influences I have had in guiding me to where I wanted to be are Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Kate Moss and Claudia Schiffer

Q. People you've admired generally?

A. Marilyn Monroe, Mae West and Oprah Winfrey.

Q. Future ambitions?

A. I would like to continue to work as a professional model for a few more years then I would like to make the crossover into acting.

Measurements - 34D-24-34
Hair - Black (Very long)
Eye Colour - Aqua
Height - 5'6"
Weight - 114 pounds